Mr. Nguyen Do
Nguyen is a member of YKVN’s International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution practice. He specializes in commercial dispute resolution, with the focus on construction, international trade, and oil & gas. He also provides advisory work in contract drafting and negotiation.
Member of both the Washington State Bar Association and the Hanoi Bar Association, Nguyen is among a handful of international lawyers who are also qualified in Vietnam. In his practice, Nguyen has represented state-owned group and entities, multi-national enterprises, and private companies in the various forum including US Courts, Vietnamese Courts, as well as VIAC, SIAC, ICC, UNCITRAL and GAFTA arbitrations.
Mr. Jason Ng
President & Chief Executive – VietCham
CEO & Executive Director of VCG Partners
Mr. Jason is currently the CEO and Executive Director of VCG Partners Pte Ltd, the Singapore office of VinaCapital Group. He is also the Chairman of the London Stock Exchange mainboard-listed VinaCapital Vietnam Opportunity Fund (VOF) investment committee and also a member of the investment committee for the London AIM-listed VinaLand fund. Concurrently, he is also an investment committee member for the Luxemburg domiciled, open-ended UCITS Fund (Forum One VCG Partners Vietnam Fund). With over 20 years of work experience and valuable knowledge of the financial, banking and investment industry, we believe that he and his team will be able to help establish an industry-specific platform to connect professionals working in this industry and therefore facilitate more business opportunities for financial institutions in both Singapore and Vietnam. We welcome volunteers to contribute their time and energy to help us organize networking events and activities for our industry members.
Mr. Dang Khai Minh
Partner & Head of Singapore Office – YKVN LLP
K. Minh Dang is the senior partner of YKVN and has more than 30 years of experience in a wide variety of international transactions including acquisitions, joint ventures, public and private financings and restructurings. He regularly advises international companies and funds investing in Vietnam and Vietnamese companies investing internationally. Minh has been active in Vietnam oil and gas matters since the mid-90’s.
Minh also heads up YKVN’s international arbitration practice. He advised PetroVietnam in a successful Singapore arbitration initiated by a consortium of three international oil companies. Minh focuses on complex projects and disputes where YKVN is lead counsel coordinating with other firms brought in by YKVN as co-counsel.
Minh has been recognized by Chambers Asia and the Asia Pacific Legal 500 for many years. Chambers 2016 calls him “a very sharp lawyer with great strategic visions.” Chambers 2015 refers to expertise as “spanning the full gamut of corporate issues including joint ventures, restructuring, and M&A.” The Asia Pacific Legal 500 2015 describes Minh as “a very experienced deal lawyer, who combines excellent market knowledge in Vietnam and Southeast Asia with a top tier US law firm approach to quality and client serviceí”.
Ms. Vu Thi Bich Thu
Chief Representative – J.S.C Bank for Foreign Trade of Vietnam, Singapore Representative Office, Singapore
Deputy Managing Director – Financial Institutions Group – Vietcombank Head Office, Vietnam
Ms. Thu Vu is currently Chief Representative of Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Foreign Trade of Vietnam in Singapore (Vietcombank Singapore) managing portfolio of FDIs and FI clients. She is also the Deputy Managing Director of Financial Institutions Group of Vietcombank Head Office. With 13 years of banking experiences, she has successfully supported FDIs and FIs through a variety of either standard or customized commercial/investment banking products and services during their journey to Southeast Asia region, especially those to Vietnam market through consultancy, business matching, and networking events. Headquartered in Hanoi with total assets of USD 40 billion and 500 branches and transaction offices nationwide, Vietcombank prides itself on being the primary choice of Foreign Direct Investment Companies, especially of Singapore based ones. Joining VietCham as a Member of Board of Director, Ms. Thu believes her contribution to VietCham will help unlock Vietnam – Singapore business potentials, lifting the mutual relationship to a higher level.
Mr. Vo Hoang Hai
CEO – Epsilon Mobile
Mr. Thng Tien Tat
Executive Director – UOB Venture Management
Mr. Chan Wai Cheng
Director of Marketing and Distribution – Bunge Asia
Chan Wai Cheng is the senior director of strategic development in Bunge Asia Ltd. He is currently overseeing Bunge’s businesses in Vietnam as well as the development of new businesses in South East Asia. WC Chan has 29 years of working experience in the feed industry and has been working in Bunge since 1999. Over these years, he had been serving in various capacities including procurement, marketing, trading, industrial and general management in different countries across South East Asia.
GLOSS ON ORGANISATIONAL STRUCTURE
VietCham Singapore is a Member-driven organization: the supreme authority of VietCham is vested in the General Meetings of Members. The main organs and officers of VietCham are:
(a) The Members in General Meetings;
(b) The Board of Directors, comprising of no less than five (5) persons, each elected directly by Members at the General Meetings, or appointed or co-opted by the Board pursuant to the Constitution and by-laws;
(c) The President, elected by the Board of Directors among themselves;
(d) The Chief Executive, elected by the Board of Directors among themselves;
(e) The Executive Committee, appointed and headed by the Chief Executive; and
(f) The Advisory Panel, nominated by the Chief Executive with the Board’s approval.
The organisation is led by the Board of Directors, and advised by the Advisory Panel. The daily operation of VietCham Singapore is run by the Executive Committee.